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How to make screen stay turned off when plugging charger?

When I plug charger into my phone with screen off, it always turns the screen back on. This is slightly annoying at night. Is it possible to configure android so that the screen stays off and charging ...
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1answer
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How is an “average use” defined in terms of battery life

It is common to see better battery performance being touted as a selling point, when phones are announced and when they but the market. And the claim typically goes like "lasts xx hours on average use"...
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Bought a new Battery yet Galaxy Note 4 still won't charge still says “battery temperature” too hot. When it is not

Bought a new battery and yet my Galaxy Note 4 still won't charge. It still says "battery temperature" is too hot when it is in fact at room temperature. A few weeks ago my phone stopped charging ...
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1answer
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How does charging battery in normal, speed and trickle affect battery life?

Battery doctor uses different stages of charging: speed; continuous and trickle (keep charging when the battery is full for some time) does this really extend battery life? and can an app change ...
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1answer
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10 discharging even when connected

My Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10 (SM-T520) will discharge when connected. While the battery icon shows that it's charging, the tablet will still discharge, albeit more slowly than when not connected. This ...
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1answer
496 views

Slow charging, random wake-up and dead USB connections

My phone, Asus Zenfone 5 (A501CG), takes too much of time to charge (6-7 hours). Also, the screen wakes up randomly every 5 seconds (approx.). The phone doesn't connect to a PC (it's not recognized) ...
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Quick drain of battery in new phone huawei g play mini?

Here is a screenshot of my battery drain. Is it normal , or should I go to service center ? My previous phone had much less sloppier curve . When I bought the phone I charged it upto 100% and then ...
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4answers
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Why does my phone charge more quickly at some outlets than at others (with the same charger) [closed]

My cell phone seems to charge slowly, especially at my home (I've tried different outlets). But recently I was in a coffee bar, and it seemed to charge a lot - a lot! - faster. I was using the same ...
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532 views

My phone crashes while charging

My phone sometimes shuts down without a reason or warning. It often happens while it's charging. I'm not positive charging is an absolute requirement for this to happen, but I only remember it ...
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Increase the efficiency of charging

Is there a way of increasing the efficiency of charging an android device without switching the device off? I am not talking about using different cables, chargers, hardware etc, I'm interested in ...
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4answers
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Nexus 4 problems when charging

My Nexus 4 is not charging when plugged into wall but it charges when connected to PC USB. When plugged into wall nothing happens, the battery icon shows nothing. This problem appears and disappears ...
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2answers
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Phone is discharging extremely fast.. How to stop this?

I'm a moto gen 2 user, my phone is discharging extremely fast.. Just switches off overnight even with >50% charge .. But I'm able to charge properly.. Takes long, but its fine.. Tried the factory ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to determine the charging current available?

I have a Moto X that has recently stopped charging while in its car dock, even though it indicates that it's charging. I will diagnose the problem by eliminating the USB cable, the dock, and the 12->...
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3answers
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Asus ME302C tablet charging forever and doesn't start

My Asus ME302C tablet was giving charging problem lately and is completely dead now and not starting up. Around 5 days back, its charging got stuck at 55% and it never went ahead even after charging ...
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3answers
267 views

is there a reliable source of charging current?

I am testing several chargers and cables to find the optimal combinations for a fast charge. I was so far using CurrentWidget and was getting just a few values, (independently of how much the battery ...
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2answers
557 views

Does leaving a lithium-ion battery uncharged for 3-6 months at a time hurt battery life?

Does leaving a lithium-ion battery uncharged for 3-6 months at a time hurt battery life? I have seen plenty of questions and articles about the dangers of leaving your cellphone in the charger, but I ...
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2answers
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How do I override charging current on Huawei Honor 6?

On SonyEriccson Xperia X10i I do this: echo 1000 > /sys/devices/platform/msm_hsusb/gadget/chg_current This allows faster charging from computer's USB port (if I know it can source more than ...
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1answer
273 views

How do I set battery charge min-max range to make it degrade with time less?

As far as I know, LiIon batteries should be kept in about 40%-80% range in order to degrade more slowly. On my laptop I use the following commands to make it change battery conditionally, only when ...
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6answers
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Automatically power on Android when the charger is connected

Is it possible to automatically power on the device once the charger is connected given that the device is initially turned off?
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Samsung Galaxy S2 phone keeps periodically detecting that charger is plugged in even when it's not

Samsung Galaxy S-2 phone keeps periodically detecting that the charger has been plugged in, apparently randomly I have noticed, however, that if I keep using the UI of the phone it doesn't happen, ...
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1answer
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Usb Speaker with External Power supply? S ll

I'm using a 2x3W yenkee usb speaker with my phone through an usb otg cable and it's working fine, but when I turn the volume up the speaker turns off.I assume it's because of the high power ...
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1answer
466 views

Phone wont boot

Yesterday I got an Acer Liquid Z410. After installing some apps and checking out the phone, I charged my phone fully. Then I was trying to acces my phone again but it was off. So I tried to access it ...
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1answer
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Does my Android phone uses battery or outlet power to operate while being charged?

I am curious about knowing which power source does my android uses up, while it is being charged while switched on.. I know i can test it by keeping it in charging and pulling the battery.. but i am ...
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1answer
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Fast charging a Samsung S4/S5 with an Apple charger

Does anyone know if it's possible to achieve fast charging (1300mA+) a S4/S5/S6 with an iPhone (5/6) charger? The data pins have a circuit, but I believe Apple uses a different voltage divider to ...
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5answers
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How can I tell at what rate my battery is charging?

I've been told that different charging sources charge my phone at different rates, and have been told that some car chargers act at a normal USB rate instead of a rate closer to an AC outlet. When I ...
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1answer
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Can I charge my android cell phone with another usb chager?

I have an Android phone and a Tablet. Sometimes, when traveling, I just want to take one of the chargers. Is this ok? Can I just use any usb based charger in any android phone or tablet or can there ...
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Phone's battery is draining unusually fast even when not in use

The hardware I'm using: OnePlus One, bought late december 2014 Stock Cyanogenmod, version 12.1 - YOG4PAS1N0 (= Android 5.1.1) no apps to improve battery life in any way Basically, the battery is ...
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6answers
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Is it OK to swap batteries while phone is connected to wall charger?

It takes a few minutes to shut down and restart the phone, it would sometimes be handy to be able to swap batteries without shutting down (i.e. swap in a fully charged battery before going out). ...
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1answer
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HTC Desire C screen on while charging

My new HTC Desire C screen does not turn off while charging. It is running ICS (Android version 4.0.3, HTC Sense version 4.0). I have went into Settings > Developer Tools > Stay Awake (OFF). It doesn'...
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1answer
650 views

Don't charge to 100% when always-on wall-plugged-in

I want to use a Google Nexus phone for an always-on wall-plugged-in WiFi tethering access station. It occurred to me that if I just do it like this, then I'm risking ruining the battery within a ...
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1answer
64 views

Why does my phone charges fast when WiFi is on?

My phone is Lenovo A6000+ Original charger and Stock OS. Edit: it is a two months old phone with no other complaints.
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1answer
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I can't plug in my charger to my Samsung Galaxy tab 3 I think something is broken but i don't know how it happened

I really need help because I have no money to buy a new one. I was charging my tablet before a party and when I had to leave I unplugged it came home and it wouldn't plug in and I have tried all kinds ...
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3answers
55k views

Do I have to charge my phone before I use it the first time?

When I got my last phone, a SE k850i, I was recommended to charge it fully once before I even turned it on. Does this apply today as well, for my coming HTC Desire HD? Why was I recommended to do so ...
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1answer
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2014 moto x battery life

I'm experiencing an issue with my 2014 Moto X's battery running Android 5.1 and I was wondering if someone have any suggestions or something ... for example, yesterday I had about 30% left of my ...
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How to care for a lithium-ion battery so that it will remain useful for as many years as possible [closed]

My question I own an Android smartphone with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery. I want the battery to remain at least somewhat useful as long as possible — even for five or ten years, if such ...
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Tablet report as charging with the charger unplugged

I'm having problems charging my Samsung Tab 2 device. It is reporting as charging after I unplug the cable, and when charging, it is drawing a small current from the charger. I've measured and it gets ...
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what could cause a sudden drop in battery life?

According to my battery graph the phone went from 85% to 0 in an instant. I wanted to add a screenshot, but I do not have enough reputation. The last time I checked it was nearly full, and 7 hours ...
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0answers
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Charging rate in Zenfone 5 is 40-90mA while Moto G shows 480-500mA with same charger and USB cable. What's the issue with former?

I have a T00J Zenfone 5, and last Sunday its charger broke. As I tend to use it in lots of places, I guess the stress on the cord was a little more than it could handle. I plugged it in on USB, and ...
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1answer
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Nexus 4 won't charge or boot (red light)

I have been reading a bunch of articles on ways to fix this "red light" issue. My issue seems a bit different from most articles as the red light does not show up when I plug in my charger. Articles I ...
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11answers
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Galaxy Tab is not being charged through USB Cable

Currently i am using Samsung Galaxy Tab, model is GT-P1000, to test my application, so i usually attach it with PC through USB cable and it is attached for a whole day though it is showing low battery ...
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what can be the problem behind if my android phone charges just 2-3% in 1 hour? [closed]

This happens with me so many times. I want my answer please tell me. IOt will be a great help for me. I believe in stack exchange !!
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HTC One M8 will not charge

My HTC One M8 was run over by a bus, literally a bus. I brought it for repair and the guys replaced the screen and it powered up fine. However, the battery would not charge. The phone repair guys ...
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2answers
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Xperia SP looks like it's charging, but it doesn't charge

My phone is Xperia SP, it's on CM 12.1, unofficial build (because the official one is buggy due to bad kernel). It has been bought second-hand, so I'm not sure about its history (the phone was in a ...
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1answer
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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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Android- Sony Z not charging

have a sony With two years. For an update to Android 5.0 I have a problem with charging my phone when it is switched off and the battery totally 0 % would normally loads, but when the phone is ...
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My Galaxy GRAND 2 won't charge?

I think the problem started when I plugged an unoriginal USB cable to my phone for charging. After that my phone started to go in dock mode without anything plugged in it. After 2 days this problem ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 doesn't charge when connected to charger but shows USB connector notification

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I rooted this phone and flashed a custom ROM. After three months I started facing an issue that whenever I connect my charger the device does not charge, and shows ...
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1answer
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Why is the screen acting weird while charging?

I noticed that when I charge my phone with a cheap charger that I bought from Ebay, the screen acts strange: It suddenly can't position my taps correctly and It detects swipes as taps. After a ...
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1answer
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Weird battery issues

There's this phone I got, it belonged to my girlfriend's mom, but she just gave it to me since it stopped working and I wanted it. The problem is it won't charge. I'll plug it in and the screen will ...
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1answer
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Exclude possibility of damage of Android device while chargin with another charger [duplicate]

Is it true, that if I have one Android tablet with mini-usb from Philips, one Android device with mini-usb from Sony, then if I connect Philips charger to Sony charger, then it is possibility for a ...